This weekend, take some time for you - self care is so important if you want keep up your strength in the long-term fight for equality. So rest up, reset your brain, and find a beach read (whether or not you're on the beach)!
What should you read, you ask? We recommend... well, anything that isn't doomscrolling your feed... but here are 5 soul-reviving books for 5 kinds of readers, all by brilliant women and nonbinary people of color!
What kind of reader are you?
The Rom-Com Queen
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
If you love romantic comedies as much as we do, then definitely pick up this snarky and sweet novel that's being called "the Muslim Bridget Jones" and "snort-Diet-Coke-out-of-your-nostrils funny." 😂
The Body-Positive Warrior
The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
Radical self love is one of our most powerful weapons against hatred and oppression - strengthen your gorgeous armor with knowledge, stories, actions to take, and more from a world-renowned activist and poet. Also... omg that cover. ❤️
The History Buff
The Three Mothers by Anna Malaika Tubbs
Meet the mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, and James Baldwin. The stories of Alberta King, Louise Little, and Berdis Baldwin come alive to weave a complex, illuminating history of Black motherhood, the fight for racial justice, and three extraordinary women.📚
The Fantasy Fan
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
A queer retelling of the rise of the first Ming Dynasty emperor? Beautifully written fantasy? Described as 'Mulan meets Song of Achilles'? Yes please, this is literally everything we want in a book. 🤩
The Wonder Woman
Bingo Love by Tee Franklin & Jenn St. Onge
Comic book recommendation time! Whether you love comics or have never picked one up, Bingo Love should be on your list. Bright and poppy art, heartwarming writing, and the decades-long queer love story of two women who are all about bingo, bravery, and second chances. 💞
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